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Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment

7 April 2017 - 1:48pm
Exclusive: President Trump earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to attack Syria and kill about a dozen Syrians, but his rash act has all the earmarks of a “wag the dog” moment, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Just…

Dashed Hopes for Trump’s Foreign Policy

7 April 2017 - 12:17pm
President Trump’s missile attack on Syria – without waiting for an investigation of Syria’s alleged role in a poison-gas attack – has dashed hopes that he might take U.S. foreign policy in a less warlike direction, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert…

NYT Retreats on 2013 Syria-Sarin Claims

6 April 2017 - 5:22pm
Exclusive: Even as The New York Times leads the charge against the Syrian government for this week’s alleged chemical attack, it is quietly retreating on its earlier certainty about the 2013 Syria-sarin case, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The…

The Ugly Underbelly of Russia-gate

6 April 2017 - 7:38am
Exclusive: The dangerous demonization of Russia has spilled over into the creepy behavior of U.S. pundits spinning ugly conspiracy theories when tragedy strikes Russians, writes James W Carden. By James W Carden The reaction among a number of high-profile media…

How to Ease North Korea’s Fears

6 April 2017 - 7:20am
North Korea fears that it might end up like Iraq or Libya if it surrenders its nuclear program. China has offered an idea to calm those fears but President Trump says no, reports Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland During his…

The Riches on the Right

6 April 2017 - 7:19am
A surprise from the financial disclosure forms of the Trump White House was how many of the players got rich from working in the right-wing world of anti-government activism, says Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Some of the latest hooey…

Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

5 April 2017 - 12:48pm
Exclusive: The U.S. government and the mainstream media rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry With the latest hasty judgment about Tuesday’s poison-gas deaths…

Team Trump Ponders Climate ‘Engineering’

5 April 2017 - 9:03am
Exclusive: Rather than take prudent steps to reduce the release of global-warming gases, some Trump advisers are pondering risky gambles to re-engineer the Earth’s climate, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall While President Trump floors the accelerator to speed…

Mainstream Media as Arbiters of Truth

4 April 2017 - 3:41pm
Exclusive: An angry mainstream U.S. media is shaking its fist at anyone who won’t clamber onboard the Russia-gate groupthink bandwagon, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The mainstream U.S. media is never more unctuous and unprofessional as when it asserts…

Russians Take Terror Attack in Stride

4 April 2017 - 10:20am
Russians responded with relative calm to the lethal terror attack on St. Petersburg’s metro but stressed that the incident underscored the need for counter-terror cooperation despite other disagreements, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Russia’s reaction to Monday’s terror attacks…

MLK’s Warning of America’s Spiritual Death

4 April 2017 - 8:54am
From the Archive: A half century ago, The New York Times accused Martin Luther King Jr. of “slander” for decrying the Vietnam War and The Washington Post detected “unsupported fantasies” in his speech, recalled more favorably by Gary G. Kohls.…

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

3 April 2017 - 1:28pm
Exclusive: Powerful forces are arrayed against any significant changes that President Trump may try to make in foreign policy, a dilemma made worse by his own ineptness and staffing troubles, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s emerging foreign…

Protecting Rights of the Undocumented

3 April 2017 - 12:38pm
While the U.S. has well-established legal protections for criminal defendants, the rights of undocumented immigrants are often murkier, an urgent problem in the Age of Trump, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s plans for tougher immigration…

Spring Fund Drive Begins

3 April 2017 - 9:05am
From Editor Robert Parry: We are setting our spring fundraising goal at $30,000, so we can continue publishing this independent-minded news site, which produces journalism that demands real facts from all sides in important public debates while rejecting Washington’s groupthinks.…

Democrats’ Blind Obsession on Russia-gate

1 April 2017 - 11:41am
Exclusive: Instead of focusing on President Trump’s poor policies – or fixing their own shortcomings – Democrats obsess over Russia-gate, though the case is flimsy and reeks of McCarthyism, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare Democrats are jubilant now…

Excusing Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses

1 April 2017 - 9:30am
Team Trump remains under the Saudi-Israeli spell that Iran is the region’s strategic threat, which explains the policy incoherence of supporting Bahrain’s repression of Shiites, a dilemma addressed by ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump…

Blaming Russia for Everything

31 March 2017 - 5:19pm
Exclusive: The Senate Intelligence Committee launched its Russia-gate investigation by inviting some “experts” in to rant about how everything that goes wrong in the United States is the fault of the Russians, observes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry It’s almost…

Duping Americans on Healthcare and War

30 March 2017 - 8:14pm
Exclusive: The American people have been sold a deadly bill of goods both for their lousy healthcare system and for their perpetual war machine – and there’s no end in sight, as Nicolas J S Davies explains. By Nicolas J…

Aiding Saudi Arabia’s Slaughter in Yemen

30 March 2017 - 8:13pm
President Trump is following the same path as his predecessor, bowing to the Saudi royal family and helping in their brutal war against Yemen, as Gareth Porter described to Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Saudi Arabia continues to…

Trump Succumbs to Bush/Obama Perpetual War

30 March 2017 - 4:02pm
President Trump is becoming the third post-9/11 president to prosecute bloody conflicts in the Mideast and impose mass surveillance at home, with no end in sight, observes retired Col. Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Fourteen years ago on March 19,…

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